Maker Faire Bay Area will not be held this May in 2020. Numerous factors including the potential impact of coronavirus as well as the transition last summer of Maker Media to Make: Community have influenced this decision. We have looked at dates for Maker Faire Bay Area in the Fall but we won’t decide to go ahead with an event until we can evaluate the impact and implications of this situation.
We appreciate the support and participation of so many makers and attendees for fourteen years at Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo. We continue to see the positive impact that the maker movement is having on education, community building, and business. We are thinking of new ways that we might create connections within the community and help grow and develop the community of makers around the world.
Thanks for a Spectacular Weekend!
PROGRAM GUIDE + MAP
Browse featured presenters and makers across 8 stages and more than 500 exhibits, and a map of Maker Faire Bay Area 2019. Downloadable PDF!
The Future We Make: Explore The 2019 Highlights
The future of 3D printing (spoiler: it’s now), AI, machine learning, open-source, digital fabrication, microcontrollers, DIY drones, the “right” to repair, and more.
Lacemaking, felting, laser cutting, soldering, light saber training, unicorns, breadboards, and more. Plus 40 advance-registration workshops for more in-depth, hands-on experiences.
Art + Spectacle
Giant sculptures, kinetic art, and racing mechs: meet some of the fantastic (and fantastical) works coming to Maker Faire Bay Area this year.
From projects that bring the cosmos to the classroom, to startups and venerable players pursuing innovative and beneficial commercial endeavors, the space community has new ventures happening on all sides.
Solving the world’s largest problem takes agile and open minds, prowess and fluency in technology, and interdisciplinary thinking. Climate protection is on the mind and in the hands of makers at Maker Faire Bay Area 2019.
Meet the 2019 Makers
Maria del Camino
Maria del Camino began with the vestige of a 1959 El Camino and the unfulfilled promise of a flying car. It is an electric vehicle that is mounted to a highly modified hydraulic excavator that may be operated manually or remotely via smart phone.
Prosthesis: The Anti-Robot
Prosthesis is the world's first 100% human controlled, 100% electric powered off-road racing mech. It is a celebration of human skill in unison with high technology and is the flagship machine in a quest to make mech racing a reality.
Museum of Future Sports - Drones, VR, and RC Cars
The Museum of Future Sports features free hands-on experiences with drones, RC racing and virtual reality to all Maker Faire attendees. Learn how to fly a drone , race cars head-to-head with friends, or create a Virtual Reality Selfie video.
What has our Young Maker Community been making? Young Makers work independently on projects and must apply to get space to share what they've made at the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. Get inspired to start making, and show your best next year!
Make: Learn to Solder
Makers of all ages can come learn or build on their soldering skills by making their very own blinky LED pin to wear proudly. Learn to Solder is sponsored by Google.